The DX sensor is 1.52x smaller width *and* height so divide 24MP by 1.52 twice. 24MP/1.52² = approximately 10.3MP. given the 24MP is an approximation as well, safe to think of this as the ballpark of D200/D80, but at least a stop better high-ISO performance, in DX crop mode.
I think what the member is asking is how many pixels will the picture have if I use a DX lens or if you prefer use the camera in DX mode. What I do not like is that Nikon seems to be moving exclusively to full frame with their new cameras leaving us users of the D200 and D300 with a lot of lenses to D3200 ?
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So, I have a question about shooting an FX camera in DX mode. I have a D7000 now, so I know nothing about the FX cameras. If you are shooting an FX in DX mode, do you get the "reach" of DX with your telephoto lens? And just a pixel reduction? Or is the mode setting just for when you are using a DX lens to eliminate vignetting, etc?
I like being able to use the 70-300 lens on my D7000 and getting that extra at 300 for shots of birds and wildlife, but I would like to have FX format for other types of shooting. So I am wondering about the DX mode and then, would a D600 or D800 fill the bill for me as the best of both worlds, so to speak.
Well the reason is this I have a D200 now and about half my lenses are DX so if I go for a D600 at the rumored price of $1500.00 or so which is the most I can aford. I can use the dx lenses and get the same performance as my D200 and then i can replace Them with Fx lenses over time.
Even though the pixel count will be the same the D600 should give you improved performance in dynamic range, high ISO performance, AF performance and other parameters that come with the newer processing engine and sensor.
Workable possibly as a transition, but the size of the DX crop image in a FX VF is reduced. There is no magnification change in the VF when you switch from FX to DX so you will be composing with a much smaller image. The DX mask is done with a simple black outline in the D700 and IMO it's an effect you want to move on from as quickly as possible. Perhaps the D600 is different.
Roger It's still, ISO, aperture and shutter-speed, right?
Not good enough to be the next DX camera evolution, IMO.
To be fair, deliberately shooting DX doesn't make the D600 an option AT ALL, especially if your glass is all DX. If you do have FX lenses in your line-up, you'd now have to plug holes in either side if you're missing FLs thare are must-have. That is one of the advantages of having DX; as long as I can get as wide as I need (which is modest), everything else is cake. To me, there are no focal lengths that are *too long* when you talk about telephoto.